Graduate Diploma in Science - Groundwater Hydrology

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

This graduate diploma aims to provide students with an overview of processes that determine the source, amount and flows of water in aquifers with a particular focus on aspects relating to water problems facing Australia. It is intended for scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals whose work requires groundwater knowledge to complete a professional and industry-focused study of groundwater hydrology. It is offered in partnership with the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, the largest centre specialising in groundwater education and research in the southern hemisphere.

Designed for

Scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals whose work requires groundwater knowledge


This is a 36 unit program where students complete six core (compulsory) topics and two option topics chosen from a range of option topics available. These topics aim to provide students with knowledge of the critical interrelationships groundwater has in the hydrologic cycle such as surface water hydrology and soil-plant hydrology, amongst others. Students will gain a wide understanding of environmental hydrological processes and phenomena, including but not limited to groundwater.


  • Groundwater hydrology

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline of science and engineering, such as agricultural science, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, mathematics, physics, and engineering disciplines such as civil and/or environmental engineering
  • Or hold the Graduate Certificate in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) from Flinders University of equivalent qualification.

Study pathways

This graduate diploma articulates into the Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

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